Slip and falls account for many injuries in Ontario every year. More often, these small falls do not result in any major injuries but sometimes, they can be devastating.
From broken bones and sprains to lacerations and head injuries, many slip and falls are preventable, and taking precautions to avoid falling is very important from wearing proper footwear to using handrails where available.
Not every fall, however, can be avoided and certain types of falls qualify for compensation through a legal claim.
Contact a lawyer immediately after falling as certain notice requirements regarding your intention to sue, if missed, can be a barrier to obtaining compensation.
Do what you can to avoid falling, but know your rights if it does happen.
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